New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

Researchers have developed a new tool to systematically and effectively detect online abuse and then take remedial action to protect victims. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Cornell Tech researchers created and...
Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

It is common for a person to be much better at giving useful advice to a friend in trouble than they are in dealing with their own problems. Researchers explain that although we usually have continuous internal dialogue, we become trapped inside our own way of...

Optimists May Be Better Sleepers

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, according to a new study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine. The findings show that optimists are more likely to get adequate sleep (6 to 9 hours per night) and less likely to struggle with insomnia and daytime...
Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

Sweat-Triggered Brain Stimulation Proposed for PTSD, Other Disorders

A new study in Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that a closed-loop brain stimulator, based on sweat response, can be developed not only for PTSD patients, but also for those who suffer an array of neuropsychiatric disorders. believes the new or additional approach...
Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Eating dark chocolate may ease depressive symptoms and have a positive effect on mood, according to a new study led by University College London (UCL). The study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, looked at whether different types of chocolate might be...